(January 1989)

Archie, 1954 Series
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Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
13 times a year: once in July and November; three times in January and September; five times in October
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Archie Comic Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Archie Giant Series
Barcode:
076956145232 01
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US; later Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
Perfect Bound; later Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover title is Betty and Veronica Christmas Spectacular.

Keywords:
Christmas; holiday

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen
Characters:
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Keywords:
snowman; Winter

["Jump Back"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Stitch for Time! (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters:
Rod Ollerenshaw (credited)
Editing:
Richard Goldwater (editor-in-chief); Victor Gorelick

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Veronica; Mrs. Lodge; Smithers
Synopsis:
When Betty gives Mrs. Lodge an embroidered handkerchief as a thank-you gift, Veronica is jealous, and struggles to embroider a similar gift herself. Mrs. Lodge recognizes that she's been so busy that she's been neglecting Veronica, and commits herself to spend more time with her daughter.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; holiday

Surpise Ending! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie and His Friends / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Dear readers -"] (Table of Contents)

Dear Betty & Veronica / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Betty and Veronica]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Betty; Veronica

Indexer Notes

Letters from fans Reynate Bolivar and "S.M."

Christmas List (Table of Contents)

Veronica / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Veronica; Dilton

Indexer Notes

Word puzzle

["Hang out with us!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Veronica's Helper!! (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Kathleen Webb (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Veronica; Sugar Plum Faery
Synopsis:
When Betty and Veronica set to bickering, Sugar Plum Faery helps them regain peace and good will.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; fairy; holiday

["Fans!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Katy Keene / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Discount 32 page comic subscriptions!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Katy Keene subscription spectacular!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Katy Keene / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Gift Goof (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Pellowski (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Veronica; Archie; Jughead; sales clerk
Synopsis:
Knowing that Archie wants a certain fishing rod and reel combination, Betty and Veronica each surreptitiously buy him one. Meanwhile, Archie buys one for himself. The sales clerk is thrilled by all this activity.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; fishing; holiday

["Double your fun!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Step right up!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

["Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions"] (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Betty; Veronica

Indexer Notes

Fashions suggested by fans Dan Kendall and Ann Varrone.

["Fans!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Archie Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Gullible Gift (Table of Contents)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo (credited)
Inks:
Jim DeCarlo (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; teen
Characters:
Betty; Veronica; Archie; Jughead; auctioneer; locksmith [Mr. Kelly]
Synopsis:
Betty bids $10 for a locked trunk at an auction, then finds out that the contents are worthless. The locksmith, however, gives her $1500 for the trunk, suggesting to Archie and Jughead that at Christmas good things happen to good people.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Auction; Christmas; holiday

Indexer Notes

GCD record at Archie's Super Comics Digest (2012 series) #2 credits Rudy Lapick (inks), Barry Grossman (colors), and Bill Yoshida (letters).

["Subscribe and save $1.75 on each five-issue subscription!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["A public service message from Archie Comics"] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
advocacy
Characters:
Mr. Weatherbee; Archie; Jughead; Betty; Veronica; Chuck
Synopsis:
Mr. Weatherbee promotes education as the only defense against AIDS.
Keywords:
A.I.D.S.; AIDS

Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Flintstones / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Betty and Veronica
  2. 1. ["Jump Back"]
  3. 2. A Stitch for Time!
    Betty and Veronica
  4. 3. Surpise Ending!
    Archie and His Friends
  5. 4. ["Dear readers -"]
    Dear Betty & Veronica
  6. 5. Christmas List
    Veronica
  7. 6. ["Hang out with us!"]
  8. 7. Veronica's Helper!!
    Betty and Veronica
  9. 8. ["Fans!"]
    Katy Keene
  10. 9. ["Discount 32 page comic subscriptions!"]
  11. 10. ["Katy Keene subscription spectacular!"]
    Katy Keene
  12. 11. Gift Goof
    Betty and Veronica
  13. 12. ["Double your fun!"]
  14. 13. ["Step right up!"]
  15. 14. ["Betty and Veronica's Christmas Fashions"]
    Betty and Veronica
  16. 15. ["Fans!"]
    Archie Club
  17. 16. Gullible Gift
    Betty and Veronica
  18. 17. ["Subscribe and save $1.75 on each five-issue subscription!"]
  19. 18. ["A public service message from Archie Comics"]
  20. 19. Cocoa Pebbles BMX Bike Race
    The Flintstones
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